Saturday, June 12, 2010

Las Vegas is my Disneyland

Las Vegas was a place for gamblers who smoke cigars, have cheap steaks and watch sleazy shows.
All that changed overnight. The next time we went to Vegas was when we had our kids with us. We had a ball. The new hotel then was Excalibur and we all enjoyed it. They had a small circus going around the hotel lobby entertaining guests. Personalities such as Princess Guenevere and Lancelot during the period of Camelot were visible and we took pictures with them. There were a lot of activities for the kids. There were Circus Circus, Mirage and Treasure Island to name a few of the newly-built hotels. We hopped from hotel to hotel and having a grand time enjoying buffets, going to theme parks and arcades and of course shopping. Gambling? Maybe we play the slot machine from time to time but for the most part, there's more to gambling than meets the eye.
Hotels mushroomed in the past 10 years and we have become regulars in Vegas. Thanks to my mom who brings us at our whim. She always has an awesome suite reserved for her. So we take advantage of it. The suite at the Venetian is as beautiful as the hotel and we always go swimming at their magnificent pool where the water is warm and relaxing and the towels smell good. There's a french corner Bouchon that I love going to for my morning coffee and beignets.
We always watch shows when we're in Vegas. Cirque du Soleil shows like KA', Mystere, OH! and the latest LOVE by the Beatles were all amazing and spiritual. It touches your soul. My son loves Vegas and so does everyone else in the family, young and old. There's always something for everybody.

These pictures do tell. Vegas....You are my Disneyland.

    Buffett dining at the Wynn hotel  

     The grand lobby of Encore, Steve Wynn's newest Vegas hotel. 

The beautiful and colorful hanging lanterns at Wynn. Notice the mosaic floor tiles. Exquisite.

 Crystal and Murano glass chandeliers adorn the ceilings and decorate the walls of Encore.

Magical visual delight of floating colorful umbrellas at Encore.

One of the magnificent pools at the Venetian hotel. The water is warm and refreshing           
        and they play soothing and upbeat music all around. I could stay here all day long.

Beijing no.9, where we had our lunch before heading back to Sta Monica, Ca. What a scene!

Paris hotel on the strip. They have one of the best buffets and my mom's favorite.


Las Vegas at night. Exciting and quite spectacular!

New York New York is one of my fave hotels. They have the best deli in town and my son's favorite.

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